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Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

Nov. 9, 2018 9:20 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams. Off the court — on the marketing front — experts say she could have the same potential as Williams, and maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete...

China auto sales fall in October, deepening slump

Nov. 9, 2018 4:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpectedly painful slump in the global industry's biggest market deepened. Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers...

Nissan sees profit dip as sales fall, offsetting cost cuts

Nov. 8, 2018 3:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Thursday an 8 percent fall in profit for the latest quarter as declining sales offset the benefits of cost cuts. Nissan Motor Co.'s July-September profit totaled 130.4 billion yen ($1.1 billion) Thursday, down from 141.6 billion yen the same period a year...

Dyson to build electric car in Singapore, aiming at China

Oct. 23, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dyson, the British company best known for vacuum cleaners and prized hair dryers, said Tuesday it will build its new electric car in Singapore as it joins the increasingly crowded race to create the next generation of clean vehicles. The bespoke manufacturing facility is due for completion in...

Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

Oct. 17, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the...

China auto sales sink in September as economy cools

Oct. 12, 2018 7:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales plunged 12 percent in September, adding to economic challenges for the country's leaders amid a worsening tariff fight with Washington. Sales in the biggest global market fell to 2 million sedans, SUVs and minivans, an industry group, the China Association of Automobile...

Nissan says it spent $170M to retool for new sedan model

Sep. 27, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. says it invested $170 million at plants in Mississippi and Tennessee as it retooled to make a new Altima sedan model. The company officially marked the start of production in Canton Thursday with a ceremony including Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant. The company also makes...